We could always do with a break from the city’s chaos and there’s no better place than the beach. Soak in the sun, sea and sand and then make your way to these restaurants and bars that’ll take you miles away from the hustle and bustle, without sacrificing on delicious food and drinks. What more could you need?
Perfect for enjoying in the summer months, Coconuts Thai is open all day long and offers up a taste of modern Thai beachside dining. We like its tuna tartare with fresh herbs and its spicy papaya salad with crispy soft shell crab. Head down on weekdays to enjoy Gin O’Clock (from 5pm to 7:30pm) or at the weekend for a “Sunset Session“, complete with live DJs spinning a mix of deep house, dance, classics and electro.
Coconuts Thai Bar & Grill, G/F, West Block, Island Road, Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Coconuts
Sometimes, all we want is a slice of really good pizza. It’s even better if the pizza comes with delicious cocktails, desserts, and a gorgeous ocean view! With all these elements working perfectly together, Amalfitana Artisan Pizza Bar makes sure that you have the time of your life. Enjoy the colourful Italian murals and open kitchen, where you can see the professional pizzaiolos working their magic as you sip on one of the exquisite cocktails (negronis, marinas and belluchis!). Amalfitana also offers takeaway, so if you can’t get a table, take your pizzas to go and enjoy it on the beach!
Sassy Tip: While the pizzas here are obviously a must-order, we’re also big fans of the Kale Caesar Salad, not to mention the Nutella topped Pizza for dessert!
Amalfitana Artisan Pizza Bar, Shop 105, G/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, 2388 7787, [email protected], www.amalfitana.hk
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With its open space design, Limewood is the perfect place to sip on a mojito and enjoy the fresh air. Head to Repulse Bay for easy, breezy tropical vibes that are sure to make you feel like you’re miles away from the city’s busy streets. The food at Limewood combines Southeast Asian, Mexican (we’re big fans of the guacamole!), Hawaiian and Caribbean flavours, with a speciality in BBQ dishes, so you’re guaranteed to find something to satiate your appetite.
Sassy Tip: Limewood is always busy, so if you want to ensure you get a spot, make sure to book a table.
Limewood, Shop 103 & 104, G/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, 2866 8668, www.limewood.hk
Ben’s Back Beach Bar is the perfect hangout, whether it’s post-hike (the Dragon’s Back trail ends here!) or after taking a dip at Shek O Back Beach. With a casual atmosphere, inexpensive drinks, and an outdoor patio BBQ area, this is a great place to spend time with friends while sipping on cocktails and watching the sun go down!
Sassy Tip: Ben’s Back Bar is perfect for your furry friends to enjoy too, so don’t forget to bring them along after a day on the beach!
Ben’s Back Beach Bar, 273 Shek O Village, Shek O Back Beach, Hong Kong, 2809 2268
If you’ve been craving Mediterranean food, then this al fresco restaurant is the perfect seaside fix. Known for its Mediterranean inspired décor, cuisine and spacious terrace, Cococabana is great for a fresh and filling meal after a busy day at the beach.
Cococabana Mediterranean Restaurant, G/F, Shek O Beach Building, Shek O Beach, Hong Kong, 2812 2226, [email protected], www.toptables.com.hk
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For a luxurious beachside experience, stop by Bathers (formerly known as The Beach House) in South Lantau. If you’re looking for a touch of beach sophistication, this is your best bet. We love the open air and chilled out vibe, the uninterrupted views, the tasty grilled goodies and the fresh seafood. Peak times are at 1pm so try and arrive before 12pm or after 2:30pm.
Sassy Tip: Bathers is also available to hire for beach wedding ceremonies and other private events – you can find out more here
Bathers, 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, South Lantau, Hong Kong, 2504 4788, [email protected], www.bathers.com.hk
Zaks is the largest restaurant on Discovery Bay’s oceanfront hub, complete with two storeys, a spacious terrace and stunning views. With an extensive menu featuring everything from modern Asian to fresh seafood, burgers and more, this is a great option for a group beach day!
Zaks, Shop G04, G/F, Block A, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 3018 0189, [email protected], www.casteloconcepts.com
Located at the former Mavericks restaurant space at Pui O, Treasure Island’s Beach Restaurant comes complete with a sun terrace and bar, as well as a revamped menu with lots of tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes on offer. Listen to live music, grab a drink and chill by sunset! Only open from Friday to Sunday.
Treasure Island Restaurant and Bar, Pui O Beach, Lantau Island
Hong Kong, 5236 7013, www.treasureislandhk.com/tig-restaurant/
If you’re the kind of person that craves seafood after a day at the beach, venture no further than Ming Kee Seafood Restaurant on Po Toi Island. We’ve heard that the calamari is to die for – pair it with a bottle of ice cold beer and you’ve got the best summer day anyone can really ask for! This is a great place to bring friends to escape the city if you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful by the sea.
Ming Kee Seafood Restaurant, Tai Wan, Po Toi Island, Hong Kong, 2849 7038
Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant, Sai Kung
With a Michelin Guide mention and a Lonely Planet feature under its belt, this family-run restaurant is not to be underestimated. Located on the waterfront, it’s not quite beachside but it more than makes up for it with beautiful sea views. Opt for its famed fresh seafood (we like a classic steamed fish in soy with ginger and spring onion) or get there around lunchtime for dim sum.
Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant, 96 Man Nin Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 2792 6938
Read more: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Sai Kung
Momentai, Sai Kung
This large, open-air bar and restaurant is a popular hangout spot for everyone from locals to weekend tourists. There’s a pool table, lots of comfy seating, a huge selection of craft beers, and best of all, a stunning view of the ocean. What’s not to love?
Momentai, Kiosk 1, Sai Kung Waterfront, Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 2792 8991, www.momentai-la.com
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Sip Song, Thai Eatery & Bar
Set to open in July 2019, this eatery and bar will be joining beachside favourite and fellow Maximal Concepts alum, Limewood in Repulse Bay. Serving up authentic Thai street food, the menu is inspired by the beach culture of the Southern Thai coast and the food of Bangkok night markets, with relaxed and beach-chic interiors.
Sip Song – Thai Eatery & Bar, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Editor’s Note: This post was originally written by Bonnie Zheng on 22 June, 2016, updated by Najuka Redkar on 10 July, 2017 and most recently by Sakina Abidi on 20 June, 2019.